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Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Latin America, the US and Canada.

last update: May 2012


Argentina to pay US$320m in damages over Aerolíneas nationalisation: court
The Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration nationalised the airline in 2008, paying a symbolic one peso (30 US cents).
Latin American countries envision BRI teamwork
Latin American countries want to build even closer ties with China to strengthen their cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, a senior Mercosur official said
Trump mulls 6-month window for EU, Japan to curb auto sales
US position would add pressure on Japan during trade talks
Mining companies use excessive legal powers to gamble with Latin American lives
In more than two-thirds of the mining-related lawsuits against governments in the region, communities have actively organizing against the mining activities.
UNCITRAL Investor-State Dispute Settlement reform: Why it matters to Caribbean states
Caribbean States and investors are not only participating, but being harmed by the ills and abuses of the current system of ISDS.
French firm Suez settles one of two disputes with Argentina for €220 million
French water and waste management company receives compensation from the government, settling one of its legal disputes with country dating back to Néstor Kirchner’s presidency.
The battle for Latin America: How the US helped destroy the “pink tide”
After sponsoring juntas until well into the 1990s, the US went after Central and South America with “free trade” deals before once again working with extremists.
Foley Hoag represented Uruguay on the dispute
Uruguay has again defeated a claim by a foreign investor in arbitration proceedings before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D.C.
United States releases annual assessment of foreign trade barriers
Alleged barriers from Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, Japan, Mexico and Korea.
Venezuela’s Guaido to seek to annul $8.7 bln Conoco award
Guaido’s special prosecutor said has challenged the amount of the ICSID award, claiming “the methodology to determine the compensation was errant.”

    Links


  • Americans For Free Trade
    A broad coalition of American businesses, trade organizations, and workers united against tariffs.
  • Americas Policy Program
    The Americas Program of the Center for International Policy is a leading source of information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy toward Latin America and movements for social justice within the hemisphere.
  • Biodiversidad en América Latina
  • Bloque Verde
    No hay ambiente para el TLC en Costa Rica
  • Citizens Trade Campaign - Bilateral Agreements
    The Citizens Trade Campaign is a US coalition of environmental, labor, consumer, family farm, religious, and other civil society groups founded in 1992 during the fight over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Consejo de Investigaciones e Información en Desarrollo -CIID -
    Institución que impulsa el desarrollo de Guatemala y Centroamérica, a través de la investigación y la promoción de programas de desarrollo
  • Costa Rica Solidaria - NO al TLC
    Esta semana lo más relevante de nuestra lucha
  • Ecuador contra el TLC - Movilizaciones de Marzo 2006
    Photos
  • GMA
    The Grocery Manufacturers of America is a major lobby group on US FTAs
  • LATN
    The Latin American Trade Network is an independent and interdisciplinary research network
  • Movimiento Cultura frente al TLC
    El Movimiento Cultura frente al TLC es un colectivo de artistas que viaja por las comunidades llevando música, teatro, poesía, danza, pintura y talleres, informando a l@s costarricenses sobre las graves consecuencias que tendría para nuestro país la aplicación del Tratado de "Libre" "Comercio" (TLC)
  • NFTC
    The National Foreign Trade Council is a US business organisation lobbying the US government on its foreign trade policy
  • Trrade for People and Planet
    We want trade deals to be democratic, to benefit working people and the environment. We need to revolutionize the trade model and create a new global economy based on collaboration and ecological well-being.
  • US State Department Office of Bilateral Trade Affairs
    The Office of Bilateral Trade Affairs ensures that the overall foreign policy goals of the U.S. Government are factored into the development of U.S. bilateral trade policy.
  • US-Japan Business Council
    USJBC has been pushing for a US-Japan FTA
  • USTR
  • USTR National Trade Estimate Report
    Annual assessment of obstacles to US trade interests in foreign countries